What is Digital Citizenship?

Be a Digital Citizen

What is it?

Approximately there are 2.1 Billion (30% of the world) Digital Citizens around the world however, what is a Digital Citizen? Digital Citizenship is anything that includes using technology and there are nine elements to it:


  1. Digital Access
  2. Digital Commerce
  3. Digital Communication
  4. Digital Literacy
  5. Digital Etiquette
  6. Digital Law
  7. Digital Rights & Responsibilities
  8. Digital Health & Wellness
  9. Digital Security


Each of these elements respond to the social norms when dealing with technology and represent the appropriate behavior when using technology.


Examples of technology used:

  1. Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, etc.)
  2. Laptops or computers
  3. Gaming Consoles
  4. Smartphones
  5. Websites

Online Safety Facts

-44% of teens online lie about their age on websites or when signing up for accounts

-Only 42% young- Australians learned about cyber-safety at school and 31% learn at home

-The average age of first internet use is 7 years old (Northern European countries)

-78% teens know how to change privacy settings

-However, only 62% of teens have profiles on private

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